COSD 16TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (COSD)

The COSD 16th Annual National Conference brings together employers and higher education institutions to discuss disability-inclusive diversity topics. For higher education, the Conference focuses on how to better prepare college students and recent graduates with disabilities to be competitive when recruited by employers. For employers, focus on how to enhance outreach to the disability community and find more qualified candidates with disabilities. The recent changes in Department of Labor Federal regulations, requiring private sector companies contracting with the Federal Government to work toward a goal of 7% representation of people with disabilities in its workforces. The Conference also has breakout sessions for specific disabilities, veterans and student experiences in the job search.